Following an internal company-wide vote, L3 TRL has chosen local Gloucestershire charity James Hopkins Trust as its 2017 Charity of Choice. As part of TRL’s corporate social responsibility strategy, the staff at the company nominate a charity of choice each year to donate all the money raised through fundraising activities.
The James Hopkins Trust are delighted to have been chosen as L3 TRL’s charity partner; Sarah James – Head of Fundraising said: “It is an excellent opportunity to increase our profile in the county whilst raising funds”. The James Hopkins Trust provides free nursing respite care and support for life limited and life threatened young children living in Gloucestershire. The causes of the disabilities are numerous, but include renal failure, cardiac and metabolic problems, respiratory conditions, leukaemia, cancer, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy & neurological conditions. It is the only registered charity in the whole of Gloucestershire to provide this level of care night or day in either the family home or at Kites Corner, our multi-sensory respite centre and gardens.
Sarah James added: “We are really enjoying getting to know the team at L3 TRL, they have been full of energy and absolutely committed to making a difference. Without the generous support of our Gloucestershire community and businesses like L3 TRL we would really struggle to support our families”. Since its beginning, the charity has helped with care for over 500 children and their families either at the family home or in their specially built respite centre.
Throughout the year, the employees will organise and run fundraising activities with the final total being matched by the company to increase the amount donated to the charity. Last year, the employees raised £8,004 through a wide variety of fundraising activities such as sky dives, bake sales and a Dragon Boat regatta. This sum was then matched by the company which brought the total to £16,008.
Eloise Drake, of TRL, said: “We are really excited to work with the James Hopkins Trust and we hope to reach our £5,000 target by the end of the year. They are such a worthwhile charity who provide a great amount of support to those in the local community who need it. I am looking forward to continuing working on the Charity Committee and getting to know and work with the James Hopkins Trust”.
For more information on the James Hopkins Trust, see their website: www.jameshopkinstrust.org.uk.